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toss

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1 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
  • the boat tossed to and fro in the heavy seas
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2 to make jerky or restless movements
  • tossed and turned in bed all night, unable to sleep in the heat
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3 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • toss that football over here
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4 to get rid of as useless or unwanted
  • we need to go through the basement and toss whatever we don't use
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Synonym Discussion of toss

throw, cast, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, sling mean to cause to move swiftly through space by a propulsive movement or a propelling force. throw is general and interchangeable with the other terms but may specifically imply a distinctive motion with bent arm.
    • can throw a fastball and a curve
cast usually implies lightness in the thing thrown and sometimes a scattering.
    • cast it to the winds
toss suggests a light or careless or aimless throwing and may imply an upward motion.
    • tossed the coat on the bed
fling stresses a violent throwing.
    • flung the ring back in his face
hurl implies power as in throwing a massive weight.
    • hurled himself at the intruder
pitch suggests throwing carefully at a target.
    • pitch horseshoes
sling stresses either the use of whirling momentum in throwing or directness of aim.
    • slung the bag over his shoulder

toss (down or off)

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to swallow in liquid form
  • tossed off the last of the medicine
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